HC Deb 15 May 1941 vol 371 cc1276-7W
Mr. Wootton-Davies

asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware of the refusal of the Paper Control to control the supply of paper to newspapers and periodicals in such a way as to give a reasonable preference to those publishing scientific and educational matter and important news, as opposed to those which cannot be held to provide anything more than diversion and entertainment; and whether he will investigate this matter with a view to ensuring a better use of the available paper supplies?

Sir A. Duncan

The limited supplies of paper available are allocated among the various existing newspapers and periodicals, according to their previous usage, and it is not for me to judge the comparative merits of their contents.